On & Around the Street

GIUSEPPE ZANOTTI: STATEMENT SHOES FOR SUMMER

Never underestimate the power of a truly beautiful pair of shoes. A show-stopping pair of heels can elevate a pair of jeans and a classic Tee to French Vogue levels of chic, and take a LBD up a notch on the glamour scale, turning it into something really special.

Giuseppe Zanotti’s Sloane Street boutique is an Aladdin’s cave of treasure for your toes. Note: Zanotti shoes are not for the faint-hearted. This is the home of high-octane Italian glamour, with gilded metal hardware adorning sky-scraper stilettos, or ornate strapping escalating up the leg of gladiator sandals. Think golden alligators perched over the bridge of your foot, or intricate strapwork encasing your ankles.

In need of a pair of tricked-up velvet slippers for dressed-up down time, or a pair of head-turning sandals for a stroll on the Côte d’Azur? Head to Giuseppe Zanotti at 49 Sloane Street, SW1X.